April was a great month for me, and I’m so glad to be feeling back to my usual self.
Big highlights from April: Dying my hair back to blonde (!), slowly learning to balance my different jobs and commitments, visiting ModCloth IRL which was the coolest thing EVER, experimenting with my style and makeup for the first time in a long time, modeling for a witchy lookbook, and gradually making healthier decisions for my mind and body. I’m feeling really positive and inspired, which is a great place to start the new month!
Let’s recap April’s goals:
Stick to my meal plans 80% of the time.I did a great job with this goal this month! I was happy with my food choices all month, made lots of food at home, drank water, and ate tons of veggies.
- Stick to my cleaning routine 80% of the time. Sorta-kinda, but not 80%.
- Walk once a week on my lunch break. I scheduled this into my calendar each week, and proceeded to… not do it. Whomp whomp. I DID, however, download Sworkit and use that a few times, so I’m going to count this as half completed.
- Work on cosplay. Another one where I kept trying to “find time” and ended up not doing it at all.
Balance my commitments.I’m really happy with how learning to balance my workload has been going! I feel like I get better at it each week.
2.5 out of 5 ain’t bad! I’m never too upset when I don’t complete goals, because either way, they give me focus through the month. Sometimes focuses pivot, and sometimes plans change.
That being said, it does get a little embarrassing being like, “I’m going to do this!” and… not doing it. So my goals for May will focus more on systems than results, and I’m going to have fewer goals — that way, I can really work on completing them!
And now, May’s goals:
- Create weekly schedule for creative work. I’m thinking I’ll have an easier time creating things if I have a weekly rhythm (i.e., Mondays are for blog work, Tuesdays for video editing, Wednesdays for podcasting…). I haven’t experimented with this before, but I’m going to give it a shot this month!
- Maintain an editorial calendar for personal projects. This goes along with the above goal. I haven’t used an editorial calendar for a while, but it’s time to bring it back for more consistency.
- Use my #Goals folder on my phone once a day. I keep apps like Sworkit, Goodreads, and Buddhify in this folder. I’d like to use them all more frequently, but it seemed a little tricky to set a numeric goal for them, so I think this is a good solution!